The cash bail amendment last year brought by Ohio lawmakers and approved in November directing judges to weigh public safety when setting cash bail inadvertently undermined the state’s entire bail system. Effectively every legal interest — prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, the Ohio Bar Association, sheriffs, and the ACLU — agree on the proper course of action to correct the situation, and lawmakers seem ready to proceed quickly as they face a July 1 deadline to maintain the system, but the episode highlights the dangers of unintended consequences after bipartisan bail reform efforts in Ohio’s last General Assembly were abandoned in favor of the amendment proposal.